We’ve noted a few times this season that Michael Vick’s days in Philadelphia could be numbered. The exact number of days Vick has left with the Eagles may turn out to be three days after the Super Bowl.
Vick’s contract calls for him to make $16 million next year, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Vick’s contract guarantees $3 million of that salary if he’s still on the Eagles’ roster three days after the Super Bowl. But the contract also gives the Eagles the ability to cut Vick and have no financial obligations to him, and no charge to their 2013 salary cap at all.
And according to Schefter, league sources believe that cutting Vick is exactly what the Eagles will do unless he leads Philadelphia deep into the playoffs this season.
At 3-2, the Eagles are in first place in the NFC East and could have a big playoff run ahead of them. But if Vick doesn’t stop turning the ball over, and if the Eagles don’t get as far as a team with this much talent should, then the Eagles may move on, and Vick may be a free agent in February.